ClassroomEvents Notes



April News


ExploraVision Winners: Hands on! Minds on!


The National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision science competition encourages K – 12 students to imagine what technology might be like in the future. Students study a technology presently available in the world and project into the future what that technology might be like 20 years from now in the year 2038.


ExploraVision helps students experience scientific process and discovery in an engaging, hands-on way. It enhances education by encouraging scientific imagination, interdisciplinary studies (science, technology, history, language arts, communications) and team building. It empowers our next generation of inventors, scientists, and leaders.


Students dream up a new invention cooperatively using their scientific knowledge, problem solving skills, and creativity, as they work in their respective Research and Development (R & D) Teams. After much research, inventive thinking, and some give and take, the students decide on the final form of their invention.


Then they create a report about their new invention with the following headings: Abstract, Present Technology, History, Future Technology, Breakthroughs, Design Process, Consequences, Bibliography, and as well, they draw and illustrate 5 pages of Simulated Web Page Graphics.


Projects are judged on creativity, scientific accuracy, communication, and feasibility of vision. Judges award higher scores to projects that are different from those that have won previously. See for additional information.


Many of the grade 6 students put a great deal of effort into their projects, and can be proud of their inventions. All the students will receive prizes and certificates for their hard work.


We are very pleased that three of our students received Honorable Mention Awards for their invention called iHealth. These are awarded to only the top 10% of the approximately 5000 North American students who enter the contest. These three students will receive additional prizes and certificates. Special congratulations go to the following Grade 6 students for their wonderful work:


              • Anna Mhira A.
              • Alyssa D.
              • Jasnoor G.



Heritage Fair


The Grade 6 students are currently presenting their Canadian Heritage Fair Projects in class. There is much buzz and excitement in the room as the students present projects on such topics as: The Edmonton Grads, The Winnipeg General Strike, Immigration to Canada, Louis Riel, Roberta Bondar, Juno Beach, Jennie Trout, Viola Desmond, Valour Road, and many other interesting topics. The objective is to bring history to life, and have their topic leap off the page and come alive before our eyes! The top projects from the classroom will proceed to the Red River Heritage Fair held at the University of Winnipeg on Thursday, May 3, 2018 for a fun-filled day of workshops, judging, and entertainment. Best wishes to everyone!

For more information on Heritage Fair visit: - info, photos, project guidelines - Heritage Minutes (short Canadian history videos shown on television) - Nellie McClung - by Wpg student Jenna - Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote – by Wpg student Sebastien - Emily Stowe: A Woman of Firsts - by HGS student Adra B. - The Nursing Sisters: Were They Forgotten? -  by HGS student Ysa T. - The Vaughan Street Jailhouse - by HGS student Olivia L. - Andrew Mynarski: Polish-Canadian War Hero – by HGS student Jacob G. - creative components, tips, and guidelines - Illustrated History Stories and Comics – you will find HGS students represented each year! - The Chinese Labourers – by HGS student Kelsey O. - First Place in Canada and recipient of a $1000 RESP, trip for two to Ottawa, and History Medal from the Canadian Governor General!



Read for the Fun of It!

Students are encouraged to enjoy daily home reading. It is important that students pick novels that they find interesting and fascinating. Daily home reading, of the child's own choice, will help build a love of reading, and will help develop comprehension, vocabulary, and thinking skills. Reading about sports heroes, biographies, mysteries, science fiction, historical fiction, adventure, fantasy, or whatever the student finds fascinating will keep them turning the pages, and before you know it, they will be ready for their next book!

How To Raise a Reader

Great suggestions on helping your child to develop a of life-long love of reading!



Holy Ghost Student Wins Trip to Ottawa for Young Citizens Project!


Congratulations to Adra Barnet for being chosen as a Young Citizen for her informative and entertaining project, Emily Stowe: A Woman of Firsts. Adra’s historical research and presentation skills shine through in this video! She enacted Stowe’s story in a personal and engaging manner, demonstrating poise, enthusiasm, and confidence throughout the presentation. The video was enhanced by the various backdrops, costume changes, and also by the various locations she traveled to, including the Mennonite Heritage Village (in Steinbach), the Canadian Human Rights Museum (in Winnipeg), and others.


Adra will be travelling to Ottawa, Ontario, to attend Canada’s History Youth Forum along with the other Young Citizens from Canada’s provinces and territories. This all expenses paid trip will include many fun activities and sightseeing visits to interesting places in Canada’s capital region. This will be an exciting time full of new experiences and new friends from across our great country! We wish Adra a safe and happy trip later this fall.


Thank you to all of you who voted for Adra’s video. The Judges’ Evaluation counted for 50% of her marks, while voting by the public counted for the other 50%. Hopefully, Adra’s video about Emily Stowe has brought one part of Canada’s history to life for you and inspired you to reach for your dreams, despite obstacles that arise, just as Stowe did!


You many view her video at: (Scroll down, and press the arrow on the historical picture to view the video.)


For highlights of last year’s Youth Forum please log onto: (You will see our previous Young Citizen, Ysabelle Tankeko, in the group picture.)


Kayak Illustrated History Story Challenge Winner

Every year the Grade 6 students enter the Kayak Illustrated History Story Challenge. They are challenged to take a topic, person, or event from Canadian history that interests them, add their own imagination and creativity, and turn it into an entertaining historical story or comic strip. Many of our students wrote excellent stories and comic strips, and one of them was fortunate to be selected from all the entrants from across Canada as a finalist this year! The judges graded the entries on:

  • Creativity and Originality
  • Content and Story Composition
  • Grammar, Spelling, and the Quality of Writing
  • Use of Illustrations to Support the Story

Congratulations go out to Juliana Talosig for her terrific work called: William Stephenson: The James Bond of Winnipeg. Juliana first conducted research on her topic, then she composed her text, and finally she created realistic and imaginative illustrations on her iPad using the app called Procreate to bring the story to life. You may view her project online at:

The other winners may be viewed at: 

(You will see many other Holy Ghost School winners from previous years here.)



Interesting Websites


God Loves You!


 God loves you


You are precious to Him


Forgive and forget


 And begin to make your life


Something beautiful


 For God!




 Have a Great Day!


 1. Think Safety at ALL Times and in ALL Situations:

        - Slow down on the playground 

        - Watch out for the other children on the playground and play structure

        - Be aware of your surroundings

        - Think of possible consequences before you act

        - Work and play in a safe manner


  2. Be a Friend to All:

        - Include everyone in games  

        - Be kind, considerate and patient with classmates

        - Look for ways to help students and staff

        - Offer encouragement and support to others

        - Give others a sincere compliment


  3. Complete Homework & Projects on Time and with Full Details & Creativity:

       - Plan ahead and give yourself enough time

       - Do homework and projects in a quiet area at the same time each day

       - Ask for help if you are having difficulties

       - Do complete, detailed and creative work – always do your best!


 4. Be Neat and Organized:

       - Remember that being organized saves time and minimizes frustration

       - Keep your notebooks, desk, book-bag, locker and classroom neat and tidy


REMINDER - Please keep up with the daily assignments, home reading, and IXL Math practice. A small amount of consistent effort each day will add up to huge rewards and achievements! Also please have the agenda signed each day. Thank you.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school at (204) 582-1053 or email me at 

Ms. Gentile